Part of Berlin Wall removed pre-dawn

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Construction crews removed part of the Berlin Wall before dawn to provide access to a planned luxury apartment complex.

A man walks in front of a stretch
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A man walks in front of a stretch of wall at the so-called East Side Gallery in Berlin, near a recently torn down segment of the Berlin Wall. (March 27, 2013)

Police officers guard a construction site and sections
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Police officers guard a construction site and sections of the East Side Gallery, while parts of the former Berlin Wall are removed. (March 27, 2013)

A policeman stands guard next to a section
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A policeman stands guard next to a section of the Berlin Wall, which has been removed to make way for a luxury apartment development. (March 27, 2013)

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A sightseeing bus passes by a section of
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A sightseeing bus passes by a section of the Berlin Wall, which has been removed to make way for a luxury apartment development. (March 27, 2013)

A policeman is photographed standing guard next to
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A policeman is photographed standing guard next to a section of the Berlin Wall, which has been removed. (March 27, 2013)

People gather as police stand guard next to
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People gather as police stand guard next to a section of the Berlin Wall, which has been removed to make way for luxury apartments. (March 27, 2013)

Policemen stand guard next to a section of
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Policemen stand guard next to a section of the Berlin Wall, which has been removed to make way for a luxury apartment development. (March 27, 2013)

A policeman stands guard, while people take pictures
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A policeman stands guard, while people take pictures next to a section of the Berlin Wall. (March 27, 2013)

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Policemen stand guard next to a section of
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Policemen stand guard next to a section of the Berlin Wall, which has been removed to make way for a luxury apartment development. (March 27, 2013)

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